Michelin Commander II Rear Tires
Best tires i have ever owned
Even though i have only put about 1,000 miles on these tires i can defiantly say these are hands down the best tires i have ever put on my motorcycle. The stock tire that came with my Yamaha Bolt was in my opinion garbage it didn't handle well at all and would slide in certain turns. Not this back tire at all it grips down and glides like nothing i rode on before.
September 28, 2015
Long Distances and GREAT All-weather handling
Bought an '01 Honda Shadow VT1100 Spirit last year with a set of tires that I'm pretty sure were the original OE tires - craked, hard as the concrete they were rolling on, and pretty worn. After doing a some research - I happened upon these. Could not be happier with a tire.
First off - the handling - wow, the handling. When compared at least to the tires they had on it before, this tire is more "curved" (if that makes sense), more aggressive, and allows you to really lean the bike into your favorite backroad twisties - you lean in and they want to grab. It really inspires confidence in the corners, and especially in wet weather. I rode these in spring, summer, and fall in Alaska with wet weather on both ends of the riding season. I was surprised and very pleased with the handling of the wet roads - channeling water with ease and the silica really does make a difference. In short - the tires really bring life to the bike.
As for distance, I put about 3,000 miles on the tires this year - they still look like the day I bought them (minus the lose of the releasing agent). No noticeable wear down the center of the tire, and I use this bike for the long rides and commuting. I've read a lot of reviews of heavier bikes running these tires for 15-20k miles, even loaded - I'm sure I'll replace these on my Shadow because of cracking and aging before mileage.
Anyways - in short - if you want some life in your cruiser, confident inspiring handling both wet and dry, and want to just go - these are the tires you want - don't thinking any more, don't keep looking. Only ding I gave it was on B4B - simply because they are pricing for a full set - but hey - you should get it back in mileage alone. You get what you pay for.
September 19, 2015
Seems better than Metzeler 880
I normally run the Metzeler 880's on all my cruisers. Over the years I have had a few Honda Shadows and a VTX as well as some Harley's. Until now, I hadn't found a tire that had the traction of the Metzelers. The Michelin Commander II rides well and sticks to the road great (I'm in Vegas right now so no wet road reports). It has enough dry traction to get the front tire of an Softail Custom off the ground (I wasn't "trying" but was attempting to get a feel for traction on the new tires with some heavy throttle/clutch from a stop in the middle of nowhere...they passed the test!) so far I have almost 3,000 miles on the tire with some of it up in the twisters in the mountains and don't notice any significant wear. I would definitely buy these again at this point.
September 14, 2015
While I can't speak to tread life yet,(only have a few hundred miles on it), I can, say that this tire came HIGHLY recommended by many of my riding friends, and it does not disappoint! I'm very satisfied with the ride as well as the confidence that it gives in turns. Would absolutely recommend this tire to anyone, and it will be my tire of choice from now on.
August 24, 2015
Amazing front tire
My original front tire i had on my Yamaha bolt was terrible it would shake at around 75mph. I got it check multiple times and it was balanced and tire pressure was correct it was just a bad tire. After putting this tire on my bike and riding on it for about 1,000 miles it has been night and day difference its amazing smooth riding great cornering. No complaints at all would defiantly recommend it to anybody.
September 28, 2015
amazing change in handling
2014 Electra Glide Ultra Limited
After just 12,5xx miles the factory Dunlop was flat-spotted and well into the wear bars - it was time for a new set of tires. These came on high recommendation from friends.
First impression, they wiggle a bunch on the road when they're still greasy new and have mold teets. After about 60 miles when the oily sheen is wore off they stick a line like a slot car. I've noticed that potholes aren't as uncomfortable to cross as they were on the Dunlops too. Hopefully these live up to the mileage claims I keep reading!
I'd recommend these tires to anyone looking and dare say they're the best upgrade I've made to my bike.
July 28, 2015
Great features, good ride, only 500 miles on the tire so can't yet rate tread wear.
If this tire gives the miles everyone states they are getting, it will be by far the best motorcycle rear tire I have had on a motorcycle in the past 25 years!
July 27, 2015
Great tire for the price love it so far hope it last.
September 1, 2015